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    buddism doesnt have a god... (the budda is not a god, but a way, you dont have to choose that way though).... it preaches the "self", the search to understand oneself not a god, it preaches no hope (hope is an illusion of the mind and makes no difference to the outcome), it preaches there is no good or evil, it preaches there is no judgement....

    in time, it preaches to lose the self, there is no "I"... we are one with everything, nothing is greater or less... we are all simply... one....

    doesnt this fly in the face of most religions...???
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    Originally posted by eatmybishop
    buddism doesnt have a god... (the budda is not a god, but a way, you dont have to choose that way though).... it preaches the "self", the search to understand oneself not a god, it preaches no hope (hope is an illusion of the mind and makes no difference to the outcome), it preaches there is no good or evil, it preaches there is no judgement....

    in ti less... we are all simply... one....

    doesnt this fly in the face of most religions...???
    You interpretation of Buddhism may be somewhat oversimplified.

    There are also the essential elements of Zen awakening and compassion. Direct experience of spiritual realities and the development of altruism are extremely valuable, not only for Buddhists, but for adherents of any other religious creed. It would be a mistake, therefore, to simply disregard an entire belief system due to the various facets which remain incompatible. As a Christian I still meditate like a Buddhist, seeking enlightenment. Faith allows me to operate in God's power, but what I cannot see nor understand I still long to see and understand through meditative means. I also appreciate the Buddhist understanding of suffering, regarding the compassion which can be awakened in oneself through suffering, etc.

    There is plenty of wisdom in Buddhism. To deny that wisdom its proper place would be tantamount to denying an aspect of oneself.
  3. Standard memberBosse de Nage
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    15 Sep '08 10:12
    Originally posted by eatmybishop

    doesnt this fly in the face of most religions...???
    Buddhism is non-dualist -- beyond 'good' and 'evil' -- which does fly in the face of dualistic religions.
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    15 Sep '08 10:24
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Buddhism is non-dualist -- beyond 'good' and 'evil' -- which does fly in the face of dualistic religions.
    But is that good?
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    15 Sep '08 10:31
    Originally posted by Palynka
    But is that good?
    You tell me.
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    15 Sep '08 11:52
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    You tell me.
    If I say that it is not, would you agree?
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    15 Sep '08 11:54
    Originally posted by Palynka
    If I say that it is not, would you agree?
    Depends on your argument.

    I sense a semantic trap!
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    15 Sep '08 11:56
    Originally posted by Palynka
    If I say that it is not, would you agree?
    Hi Pal dude🙂

    If you say that it is not and my obnoxious brother agrees or disagrees, then what?
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    Gmornin vinyl worshiper
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    15 Sep '08 12:03
    Originally posted by black beetle
    Hi Pal dude🙂

    If you say that it is not and my obnoxious brother agrees or disagrees, then what?
    The dog ran away slowly.
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    15 Sep '08 12:04
    Originally posted by black beetle
    Gmornin vinyl worshiper
    33, 45, 78 ... black gold ...
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    15 Sep '08 12:16
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    The dog ran away slowly.
    The dog is in your mind
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    15 Sep '08 12:17
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    33, 45, 78 ... black gold ...
    Oh
    That vinyl!
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    15 Sep '08 12:28
    Originally posted by black beetle
    Oh
    That vinyl!
    🙂
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    Fundamentalists are always evil - or fools.
    Religion doesn't matter, there are fundamentalists of every religion.
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